LIVRO Alzheimer Disease (English Edition) PDF NetCE



In order to increase and maintain a reasonable quality of life for patients with Alzheimer disease throughout the course of the disease, caregivers must have a thorough knowledge and understanding of the disease. The purpose of this course is to provide clinicians with the skills to care for patients with Alzheimer disease in any setting as part of the interdisciplinary team. In addition, members of the public may use this course to enhance their personal knowledge of the subject matter presented.Upon completion of this course, you should be able to:1. Outline the characteristics and impact of Alzheimer disease.2. Summarize the pathophysiologic changes in the brain related to dementia and Alzheimer disease.3. Describe the different types of memory.4. List the clinical manifestations of Alzheimer disease in relation to stage of disease.5. Identify the goals and components of the diagnostic workup, including assistance in diagnosing non-English-proficient patients.6. Discuss the planning issues facing the family after the diagnosis is made.7. Identify components of a therapeutic environment and devise a strategy for managing patients with Alzheimer disease.8. Describe the appropriate pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatment modalities available for Alzheimer disease.9. Discuss components of care in working with patients with Alzheimer disease, including rehabilitation and management of coexisting illnesses.10. Describe interventions for impaired communication.11. Identify and develop safeguards for issues of sexuality and intimacy that may occur in patients with Alzheimer disease.12. Apply interventions for maintaining and enhancing nutrition for individuals with Alzheimer disease.13. Describe successful approaches and skillfully apply interventions for managing specific behaviors common to patients with Alzheimer disease.14. Compare the techniques used for reminiscing, reality orientation, and validation therapy.15. Describe and facilitate the care required by those with end-stage Alzheimer disease.16. Describe and utilize effective interventions for providing support to family caregivers of patients with Alzheimer disease.This 15-hour continuing education course is available for download for professional development; if continuing education credit is desired, please see instructions included in eBook.